Climate – Extension of the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol until 2020 (Paris, December 18, 2014)

On December 18, Parliament authorized the ratification of the amendment to the Kyoto Protocol, extending it until 2020. Following the agreement reached on December 17 in Brussels by the European environment ministers on the arrangements for ratifying this text, this is a positive step in the run-up to the 2015 Paris Climate Conference.

These decisions confirm the commitment of France and the EU to the fight against climate disruption.

The Kyoto Protocol, which is the only legally binding international instrument for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, has made it possible to reduce the emissions of developed countries. Our objective for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference is to reach a new universal agreement that would enter into force in 2020.

France calls on all countries that have not yet done so to ratify this amendment so that it can enter into force as swiftly as possible.